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Medellin to Quito Adventure
Visit coffee plantations in Salento, Camp under the stars in the Tatacoa Desert, Homestay in an Ecuadorian community, Venture off the beaten path to colonial towns, Visit a handicrafts market in San Clemente to learn about indigenous cultures
Warning: your social channels will incite much envy and jealousy from your friends and family after you post your pics from this 12-day journey through Colombia and Ecuador. Among the incredible sights and experiences you'll have along the way are adventures through coffee plantations, the colourful houses of Guatapé, rocky canyons in the Tatacoa Desert, and the neo-Gothic church and bridge of the Lajas Sanctuary. Your followers won't know what's coming for them.
Day 1 — Medellín
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Medellín
Choose what to explore today on a free day. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or, ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín’s public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Day 3 — Medellín/Salento
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Salento.
Day 4 — Salento
Opt to take a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley, or choose from a variety of other optional activities in the coffee region of Quindío.
Day 5 — Salento/Bogotá
Enjoy the ride to Colombia's capital, Bogotá.
Day 6 — Bogotá
Enjoy a free day to explore the capital of Colombia. Opt to ride the funicular up for a stunning view, visit the impressive gold museum, or check out the street art.
Day 7 — Bogotá/Tatacoa Desert
Enjoy the ride to the Tatacoa Desert to spend the night under the stars.
Day 8 — Tatacoa Desert/Popayán
Head out into the impressive Tatacoa desert and explore the rocky canyons. The morning is free to choose how you wish to explore, opt to go for a hike or go horseback riding. After, travel to Popayán.
Day 9 — Popayán/Pasto
Head further south to Pasto, wander around and keep an eye out for local ice cream makers out in the streets.
Day 10 — Pasto/San Clemente
Visit the striking Lajas Sanctuary, built on a bridge in a lush gorge, this neo-Gothic church is sure to impress. After, cross the border into Ecuador and continue on to the indigenous community of San Clemente for the night.
Day 11 — San Clemente/Quito
Enjoy the morning in the indigenous community of San Clemente. Interact with the locals and learn about their traditional ways. Later, travel to Otavalo market before heading on to Quito for the night.